When asked about the health of Lions RBs Mikel Leshoure and Jahvid Best, beat writer Tim Twentyman said this: "I talked to Mikel about a month or so ago and he said he’s right on schedule with his recovery and expects to be 100 percent for Week 1. Don’t read too much into it if he’s not a full participant in OTAs or the mini-camp. Leshoure told me that he’s going to try and do as much as he can in OTAs, but the real goal is to be ready for training camp and the beginning of the regular season and he won’t push it. Best has been working out since December and has been a full participant in the Lions’ offseason training program. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Best will be cleared for physical contact in June and should be ready to go for camp. The Lions are banking that Leshoure and Best are a terrific combo this year that helps spark their run game. I tend to think the pair will make a great duo. I think Leshoure is a special player."
Interestingly, there was no mention of Kevin Smith, who is the third head of the Lions' projected RBBC. The Lions RB situation is very dicey this year. They'd like to use a duo of Best and LeShoure, but neither player has shown much durability thus far.